Abdominal ultrasound - Is sedation required?

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Yes. Sedation is required in many cases.
Your pet will be required to lie on their side & back for up to 30 minutes. We use very safe type of sedation to permit a thorough, high quality, examination. The exception are pregnancy ultrasounds for which we do not use sedation.

Whilst sedation is widely regarded as a very safe procedure there is always some risk associated with use of these drugs.
You should always notify us if your pet has had any previous problems with anaesthesia or sedation.